‘I need to protect my mental health’: Stranger Things star Grace Van Dien reveals she’s quit acting after a film producer shockingly propositioned her for a threesome
Stranger Things’ Grace Van Dien has revealed she has stopped acting after a film producer propositioned her for a threesome.
The actress, 27, who played Chrissy Cunningham in the Netflix series, has now instead become a Twitch streamer and did so in order be ‘in control’.
She said she has turned down roles following the incident which occurred, where the unknown man asked her to sleep with him and his girlfriend, on ‘one of the last movies’ she starred in.
In an online video this week Grace revealed: ‘He hired a girl that he was sleeping with, and then he had her ask me to have a threesome with them’.
‘So, that’s my boss. And I didn’t [do it], and I cried and I was so upset.
‘But when people are like, ‘How is streaming better for your mental health?’ That’s how. I get to stay inside my home and play video games, and I don’t have my boss asking me to have sex with him. That’s how this is better for my mental health.’
Shocking: Stranger Things’ Grace Van Dien, 27, has revealed she has stopped acting after a film producer propositioned her for a threesome
In character: The actress who played Chrissy Cunningham in the Netflix series, has snow instead become a Twitch streamer and did so in order be ‘in control’ (pictured on the show)
Grace said that she feels shed had ‘handled it in the right way’ by telling her management.
She also revealed another co-star was present when the incident happened: ‘My cast mate, she was there with me and was like, ‘Did I just hear that correctly?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah.’ And she was like, ‘You want to go take a walk?’ I was like, ‘Yeah.’ And we just had a miserable time. We cried a lot on that shoot.’
Discussing why she opted instead of Twitch she said: ‘That’s why I’m going to stick to streaming for a little bit, and I hope that’s not a huge wrench in your plans for me, but I’m happy here.
Grace already has 293,000 followers on the streaming service that focuses on live video game play.
While it’s unclear what set the alleged misconduct happened,according to IMDB her last four films include horror Alaska, comedies Aaah! Roach! and Silver Star – all of which are yet to be released.
It comes after it was reported that the stars of Stranger Things are reportedly set to get a major pay increase ahead of the show’s fifth and final season.
The cast has been divided into tiers, with the top adult stars Winona Ryder and David Harbour set to make a whopping $9.5 million each for the entire season, according to Puck News.
The younger stars of the series are divided into lower tiers with smaller — though still sizable — salaries for the final season.
Unbelievable: Speaking in one of her videos she said she has turned down ‘four movies’ following the incident which occurred, where the unknown man asked her to sleep with him and his girlfriend, on the set of ‘one of the last movies’ she starred in
Horrid: Grace said: ‘He hired a girl that he was sleeping with, and then he had her ask me to have a threesome with them’
Horror: She appeared in the show’s fourth series before the character met their untimely end
DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for Ryder, Harbor and Netflix for comment.
Ryder and Harbour are reportedly making multiple times what they earned for the previous fourth season.
The Edward Scissorhands star and the Hellboy actor both received around $350,000 per episode in that season, which amounts to around $2.8 million total.
The outlet reports that a second tier of salaries includes actors Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo and Noah Schnapp, who came out as gay on Thursday.
The actors, who represented the original quartet of friends from the first season, will be earning $7 million each for the fifth season, a significant boost from their $25K-per-episode fees in the first season.
Moving on up: The cast of Stranger Things is set to receive a significant raise for its fifth and final season, according to Puck News. Winona Ryder and David Harbour will earn the most with $9.5 million for the season
Original leads: The outlet reports that a second tier of salaries includes actors Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo and Noah Schnapp, who came out as gay on Thursday; still from Stranger Things
Rising stars: The group, which also includes Sadie Sink (R) will earn $7 million for the fifth season; still from Stranger Things
Sadie Sink, who joined the series in the second season but has become a pivotal part of the main cast will reportedly be receiving the same amount as well.
Another group of series regulars playing teens — including Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke and Charlie Heaton — will apparently be making over $6 million for the final season.
A final tier is reserved for the other fixtures on the show not included in the previous tiers.
Although their salaries weren’t disclosed in the report, they are said to be earning considerably less than the other groups.
Flying solo: Millie Bobby Brown is not included in the tiered raises, as she already has an exclusive deal with Netflix; seen in May in Brooklyn
Rounded out: Another group of regulars playing teens — including Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke and Charlie Heaton — will apparently be making over $6 million for the final season; Dyer, Heaton, Sink, Hawke, Schnapp, Priah Ferguson and Brett Gelman seen in May
However, one major star is apparently not included in any of the tiers: Millie Bobby Brown, who plays a telekinetic teen who escapes from a government laboratory before joining forces with the quartet of boys to fight evil forces that have escaped into their (fictional) hometown of Hawkins, Indiana.
Brown has an exclusive contract with Netflix, so her compensation has been determined separately.
Few details have been released about the final season, though the Duffer Brothers, who created the series and serve as showrunners on Stranger Things, told Indiewire in August that they would not be expanding the cast, as they did in previous seasons.
‘We’re doing our best to resist [adding new characters] for Season five,’ Ross Duffer said. ‘We’re trying not to do that so we can focus on the OG characters, I guess.’
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